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Bethesda is an unincorporated, census-designated place in southern Montgomery County, Maryland, United States, located just northwest of the U.S. capital of Washington, D.C. The area commonly known as “Downtown Bethesda” is centered at the intersection of Wisconsin Avenue, Old Georgetown Road and East-West Highway. This intersection is approximately two and one-half miles from Washington, DC’s western boundary, making Bethesda a close-in suburb of Washington. Important medical institutions located in Bethesda include the National Institutes of Health campus, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, and the adjoining Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, as well as a number of other military medical and research institutions. Other federal institutions include the Consumer Product Safety Commission, and the Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division.

Bethesda is the home of Congressional Country Club, which is recognized as one of the most prestigious private country clubs in the world. Congressional has hosted four major golf championships, including the 2011 U.S. Open, won by Rory McIlroy. The AT&T National, hosted by Tiger Woods, has been played at Congressional four times. Bethesda is also home of the exclusive Burning Tree Club, Bethesda Country Club, and the Bethesda Big Train, a summer collegiate baseball team. A number of ambassador residences are in Bethesda, including Bangladesh, Cape Verde, Guyana, Honduras, Lesotho, Morocco, Nicaragua, Uruguay, and Zimbabwe. Bethesda is also home to a federally funded and operated health science university, the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU).

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Bethesda is a very wealthy and well-educated area. According to the 2000 Census, Bethesda was the best-educated city in the United States of America with a population of 50,000 or more. 79% of residents 25 or older have bachelor's degrees and 49% have graduate or professional degrees. Many commute to Washington, D.C. for work. The average price of a four bedroom, two bath home in Bethesda in 2010 was $806,817 (which ranks it as the twentieth most expensive community in America). Bethesda is often associated with its neighboring communities, Potomac, Chevy Chase, Great Falls, Virginia, and McLean, Virginia, for their similar demographics. In April 2009, Forbes ranked Bethesda second on its list of "America's Most Livable Cities". In October 2009, based on education, income, health, and fitness, Total Beauty ranked Bethesda first on its list of the U.S.'s "Top 10 Hottest-Guy Cities." In 2009, Self magazine ranked Bethesda as the second healthiest place for women in the country, a year after ranking it number one. As of 2009, eight Pulitzer Prize winners live in Bethesda, as do several well-known political commentators (including George Will, David Brooks, and Thomas Friedman). In 2014, it placed first on both Forbes' list of America's most educated small towns and Time's list of top earning towns.

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RATING* SCHOOL NAME GRADES SCHOOL TYPE
4 Bethesda Elementary School Kindergarten - 5th Grade Public
5 Westbrook Elementary School Kindergarten - 5th Grade Public
4 Ashburton Elementary School Kindergarten - 5th Grade Public
5 Wyngate Elementary School Kindergarten - 5th Grade Public
5 Burning Tree Elementary School Kindergarten - 5th Grade Public
5 Carderock Springs Elementary School Kindergarten - 5th Grade Public
5 Bannockburn Elementary School Kindergarten - 5th Grade Public
5 North Bethesda Middle School 6th Grade - 8th Grade Public
4 Westland Middle School 6th Grade - 8th Grade Public
4 Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School 9th Grade - 12th Grade Public
N/A Our Lady Of Lourdes School Preschool - 8th Grade Catholic/Religious
N/A Little Flower School Preschool - 8th Grade Catholic/Religious
N/A Mater Dei School 1St Grade - 8th Grade Catholic/Religious
N/A The Woods Academy Preschool - 8th Grade Catholic/Religious
N/A The Bethesda Montessori School Preschool - Kindergarten Private/Charter
N/A Bethesda Community School Preschool - Kindergarten Private/Charter
N/A Family Academy Of Bethesda The Preschool - Preschool Private/Charter
N/A Washington Waldorf School Preschool - 12th Grade Private/Charter
N/A Holton-Arms School 3Rd Grade - 12th Grade Private/Charter
N/A The Primary Day School Preschool - 2Nd Grade Private/Charter
* School data provided by National Center for Education Statistics, Pitney Bowes, and GreatSchools. Intended for reference only. GreatSchools Ratings compare a school’s test performance to statewide results. To verify enrollment eligibility, contact the school or district directly.
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